October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means we’ll all be bombarded with lots of pink products and ribbons. But many have questioned the value of the “pinkwashing” phenomenon, and wonder if it hasn’t become a commercialized Band-Aid as opposed to a real way to help cancer patients. For some background on the issue, check out this New York Times article on breast cancer awareness, and some of its shortcomings.
Think Before You Pink is a project from Breast Cancer Action, an organization that advocates for action against breast cancer (not merely awareness) and demands more transparency and accountability in breast cancer fundraising. On Thursday October 10th, they’ll be throwing their third annual ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN PINK: FOOD FOR THOUGHT event. The four-course dinner comes from chefs Charlie Ayers (Calafia), Eric Tucker (Millennium), Sascha Weiss and Susanne Stampke (The Plant Cafe Organic), and Chris Johnson (Haven), and the emcee for the evening will be none other than yours truly, the tablehopper. (I wanted to do this in honor of a dear friend who is a breast cancer survivor—this one’s for you, Cookie!)
Over the course of the evening, we’ll hear thoughtful discussion from a variety of Think Before You Pink activists and members, plus there will, of course, be lots of wonderful food. The event will take place at SF80 in the Design District, and there will also be a cash bar.
Tickets to the dinner are $125 per person, or $1,000 for a table of eight. The events runs from 6pm-9pm, and you can buy your tickets here. 80 Missouri St. at 17th St., 415-243-9301.
Chefs hard at work at Actions Speak Louder Than Pink 2012. Photo by Zoe Christopher via Facebook.
Thursday Oct 10, 2013 6pm-9pm $125 per person, $1,000 per table SF80 80 Missouri St. at 17th St.